Film and TV screenwriter/Producer (Leverage, The Librarians)
Paul Guyot is an award-winning screenwriter having written for the Golden Globe winning series FELICITY, created by JJ Abrams, the Emmy-winning CBS series JUDGING AMY, and the completely winless LEVEL 9, a UPN drama which aired before Shasta McNasty and after HOMEBOYS IN OUTER SPACE, a timeslot as metaphoric as it was literal.
Since 2010 Paul has lived on and off in Portland, working as the Supervising Producer on TNT’s LEVERAGE, starring Timothy Hutton, and Co-Executive Producer for the hit cable series THE LIBRARIANS, starring Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn, and John Larroquette. He co-wrote GEOSTORM (release date Oct 2017), a global disaster epic starring Gerard Butler, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris, which sold to Skydance Productions for a record-setting seven figure sum.
In 2016 Paul sold his original pitch THE BLACK 22’s — the true story of the first all African-American squad of detectives in Saint Louis, MO — to the National Geographic Channel after a fierce bidding war involving multiple networks. NatGeo is launching a new original programming channel in 2017, and THE BLACK 22’s is their first scripted series ever. David Oyelowo (SELMA, INTERSTELLAR) will Executive Produce alongside Paul.
In addition to THE BLACK 22’s, Paul is writing a feature film for Michael Mann based on the true story of a secret team of elite soldiers who rescue children from the world of sex trafficking, and is developing the “Butch Karp” book series by Robert Tanenbaum for Sony Pictures and Davis Entertainment.
His short stories are available on Amazon, and word is they’re nearly as good as their covers. When in Portland you can find Paul at the Imperial bar at Hotel Lucia, consuming the country’s best onion rings at RingSide Steakhouse, or riding his new Bianchi through the hills of Forest Park.
Paul has frequent rants on Twitter (@fizzhogg), and a prosaic web site at https://paulguyot.net